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Kleeman’s stories in “Intimations” span styles and moods.
Tea’s “Black Wave” combines a run-up to apocalypse with dark humor.
The stories in Christine Sneed’s “The Virginity of Famous Men” inhabit the lives of the indecisive.
A middle-class boy becomes obsessed with a rich girl, and increasingly unstable, in Teddy Wayne’s “Loner.”
In “Perfume River,” Butler traces the lasting effects of the Vietnam conflict on a New Orleans family.
Nigel Cliff’s “Moscow Nights” tells the story of how Van Cliburn added a human face to the Cold War with a gold-medal performance.
“The Hidden Life of Trees,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list, describes the way trees protect their young, communicate and develop communities.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Julia Leigh’s “Avalanche,” Belle Boggs’s “The Art of Waiting” and more.
Charles McGrath on a new Library of America collection of John O’Hara’s stories.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Suggested reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
In “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen writes with a Jersey plainspeak that’s deftly detailed and intimate with its readers.
Schama views his nation’s history through portraits in “The Face of Britain.”
Mengele’s experiments on twins inform Affinity Konar’s debut novel, “Mischling.”
Not only would no one buy my book, but libraries in various countries were disposing of them because people wouldn’t take them for free.
Joseph Lelyveld’s “His Final Battle” explores the challenges of Franklin Roosevelt’s final months in office, including his declining health.
In “Trainwreck,” Sady Doyle writes about the women “we love to hate, mock and fear.”
Joe Conason’s “Man of the World,” an account of Bill Clinton’s post-presidential years, sheds light on Clinton’s strengths and weaknesses.
The chief executive of HBO treasures his volume of John Cheever’s collected stories: “There’s a lot in there about what Kant called ‘the crooked timber of humanity.’ It’s a masterpiece.”
In “Strangers in Their Own Land,” Arlie Russell Hochschild tries to understand the worldview of Louisiana Tea Party supporters.